Program Dates:

January 13 through April 1, 2018

Program Overview:

FVCC’s 2018 Semester in Venice operates from the premises of the Istituto Venezia in the heart of the Venice’s’ university district. Students study Italian language in immersion courses and attend Venetian history, culture, art and theatre classes taught in English. Prior knowledge of Italian is not necessary, but encouraged.

Approximate Program Cost:  
$12,000* (excludes tuition/fees for 18 credits)

Cost includes:

  • An estimated $1,500 airfare budget from Kalispell, MT to Marco Polo airport in Venice, Italy. (Students are responsible for arranging and paying for their own travel)
  • Rent/utilities in triple occupancy fully furnished apartments equipped with kitchens
  • A $2,000 meal budget (students are responsible for purchasing and preparing their own meals)
  • An eight-day trip to Urbino, Assisi, Siena and Florence
  • Entrance fees to museums, churches and galleries during class excursions
  • A transportation pass allowing unlimited rides on all vaporetto (public water buses), many of the buses on the mainland, and a 50% discount on the Alilaguna (private boats to/from airport)

Curriculum: 18 credits

  • ARTH 225 FG: Art and Architecture of Venice (3 credits) with Susan Guthrie
  • ARTH 226: History and Culture of Venice (2 credits) with Susan Guthrie
  • ARTH 227 FG: History of Theatre in Venice (3 credits) delivered by Istituto Venezia staff
  • ITLN 101 GH: Elementary Italian 1 (5 credits) delivered by Istituto Venezia staff
  • ITLN 102 GH: Elementary Italian 2 (5 credits) delivered by Istituto Venezia staff

NOTE: The program requires a minimum of 9 students and is limited to a maximum of 20 students. Students must be 18 or older and have a GPA (FVCC or HS) of 2.5 or higher to apply. Venice scholarships will be available later in the fall semester: applications for scholarships will be made available to all Venice applicants around mid-October.

For more information, contact Gerda Reeb at (406) 756-3889 or